Monday, January 7, 2013

Colin is 1!

This was, by far, the best year of my life.  Every single day I woke up (sometimes quite early) to a smiling face, and felt my heart get a little fuller.  I feel truly blessed and lucky to spend all my time with my amazing baby. 

To celebrate Colin's first birthday, we had a little family party.  After considering several options, I decided to go with a "C" themed birthday brunch.  Thanks to the generosity of our family, we are now well-stocked with new toys!

The menu (I will admit a few of these were a bit of a stretch...):

Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
Crustless Spinach and Cheddar Quiche
Cream Cheese, Bagels and Smoked Salmon
Carved Ham and Rolls
Chicken Salad Wraps
Cut Fruit Salad
Cheese and Crackers
Champagne and Orange Juice or Cranberry Juice
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'll be sharing the recipes for the Cinnamon French Toast Casserole and Carrot Cake Cupcakes soon, bit in the meantime, here are a few shots of the spread.  I tend to provide enough food for double the number of my guests, because you never know when something will be extra popular!

Finally, here is the birthday boy very much enjoying his first cake experience.  We are standing in front of all 52 of his weekly photos.  I can't believe my little guy is 1! 


  1. Happy birthday, Colin! It makes me happy to hear about you being so happy! The C theme is a fab idea (and I might just steal it when my C turns 1). The food looks amazing and Colin looks adorbs as always. Xo.

    1. Thank you! You are welcome to steal the C theme, I found the letter at Michael's and pretty much shut us both in a room for an hour taking pictures until I got one of him smiling and holding it! I'm going to paint it and hang it in his room whenever I get around to it...


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